Mekita Rivas

Mekita Rivas

Mekita is a former editor and writer for AAUW's publications. She has worked in corporate communications, TV news, and higher education. In her spare time, she enjoys brunching, all things fitness, and creating content for her lifestyle blog. She is currently working on a collection of short stories.

Work by Mekita Rivas

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These Are the Feminist Messages We Need Now More Than Ever

Are you looking for a fun and easy way to spread your feminist spirit and love for AAUW? Then look no further! We’ve created a set of empowering messages that […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   February 08, 2017

Campus Leaders Confront STEM Stereotypes

Ten schools earned 2015–16 AAUW Campus Action Project grants to tackle that question head-on this spring. Students implemented projects to empower women and girls in STEM fields, where women are particularly underrepresented. Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   June 28, 2016
Sandra Butler knew the gender pay gap was a problem. But she didn’t know just how much this problem had likely already affected her life.

How I Learned to (Successfully) Negotiate My Salary

From learning to negotiate at an AAUW workshop to facilitating workshops herself, Sandra Butler is a salary negotiation success story. A successful negotiation, she says, is “the best feeling in the world — it makes you want to dance in the streets.” Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Security   |   April 07, 2016

Leaders from the Treasury, Rolls Royce, NASA and More Discuss Women in Leadership

Moderated by journalist Cokie Roberts, the discussion on the research panel delved into the panelists’ personal experiences with gender bias and how they’re combating the longstanding misconception that women aren’t cut out to be leaders. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   April 01, 2016